October 19, 2012
NEW ODP TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
ENYYSA tabs veteran coach Rebay
Veteran soccer coach Jose Luis Rebay has been named technical director of Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association's Olympic Development Program, the organization announced on Friday.
Jose Luis Rebay: “Coming from South America, I like to play a very skillful game with European flavor mixed in,”
Photo courtesy of ENYYSA
Reybay's appointment is to a new position.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina and resident of Bay Shore, N.Y. Rebay has a United States Soccer Federation National-A Coaching License.
“Coming from South America, I like to play a very skillful game with European flavor mixed in,” Rebay said. “Keeping the ball on the ground, and letting our quality of player use their individual talents on the field will dictate how we approach the game. We want to be able to set the pace and give our players the best chance to succeed.”
A youth and senior player with Independiente de Avellaneda in Argentina from 1979 to 1986, Rebay was a member of the Argentina Boys Under-17 Youth National Team and later competed in pro soccer in Bolivia (Universitario de Sucre) before playing for the San Diego Sockers in the Western Soccer League. He was a midfielder for the WSL championship team in 1989.
In 1990 Rebay moved to New York and played for Inka of the Hellenic-American Soccer League, Ragusa of the Italian-American soccer League and the New Jersey Nationals during that decade.
He has coached Long Island Junior Soccer League teams in Dix Hills, HBC and Massapequa the past decade, winning two State Cups. Rebay has served as a Region 1 ODP coach since 1997 and as coach of Eastern New York ODP since 2000.
“Eastern New York ODP has a proud tradition of providing great coaching for our players and some of these players have gone on to college scholarships, to play pro soccer and to represent the United States internationally,” ENYYSA President Richard Christiano SAID. “I am certain that hiring Jose Luis as our new Technical Director will make our Olympic Development Program even stronger as he’s helped players maximize their potential wherever he has coached.”
Rebay ALSO was in charge of the New York City College of Technology men from 2007 to 2009 and the College of Staten Island men last year.